Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SCSBA calls to help flood-impacted schools

Many South Carolina public schools are struggling to make sure students, teachers, and facilities are able to operate smoothly after the recent historic flooding.

A special statewide monetary fund has been established by the South Carolina School Boards Association and SC Future Minds to assist students in school districts displaced by the historic flooding in South Carolina. Schools looking for ways to help schools in the 16 counties declared as disaster areas -- which have suffered significant damage and loss -- can visit www.floodreliefforscschools.org for more information, or to donate text “SCSchools” to 71777.

SC Future Minds is the only 501(c)3 non-profit that organizes private support for the state’s K-12 public schools The funds, which will be divided among the school districts, will be used for school-related supplies and programs targeting affected students and could include purchasing school supplies, assisting with after-school programs, providing a program offering food in backpacks to take home, or other needed services.